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Drones May Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

According to a study published by JAMA, in simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), drones carrying an automated external defibrillator... Read more

Creating a New Standard for Emergency Care

Creating a New Standard for Emergency Care

Point-of-care ultrasound is helping clinicians at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre to assess a wide range of patients... Read more

Effect Sizes in Ongoing Critical Care Trials

Estimates of prior probability are important to the proper interpretation of a randomised controlled trial's results. For some of the largest... Read more

Sepsis E-alert System with Response Team Improves Outcomes

According to a new study, the use of a multifaceted intervention including an electronic sepsis alert (e-alert) system with sepsis response... Read more

Study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine shows new protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent in children.

New Protocol Improves Sepsis Detection in Children

Sepsis, a life-threatening condition, is difficult to identify accurately in children. Researchers in the U.S. have developed a two-stage electronic... Read more

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Megan E. Brunson is the 2019-2020 president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organisation, with more than 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States. Since 2007, Brunson has been the night shift supervisor in the cardiovascular ICU (CVICU)... Read more

A Talk with Italian Critical Care Physician Enrico Storti Hospitals all over the world are working to rapidly expand their capacity to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19. To find out how hospitals on the frontlines of the pandemic are coping and the lessons learned that could help other hospitals prepare, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s Chief Medical... Read more

Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more

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Oliguria And The Role Of Urine Monitoring In Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Management

2020 28 Jul

ABSTRACT Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) is a complex treatment modality for a high-risk, critical care patient population with advanced AKI. While there are still no clear guidelines regarding the timing of initiation and termination of RRT, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of urine monitoring and the clinical significance... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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